By Sallyann Hadyniak | Feb 01, 2018
Photo by: Sallyann Hadyniak

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the readers of TRJ . It is a time to give flowers and candy!

Dog Licenses:

A late fee of $25.00 is being applied starting February 1, on dog licenses.


The Selectpersons will hold their meeting on Monday, February12, at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.

Freedom Rec. Comm: The Rec Comm. will meet on Tuesday, February 13 starting at 3:30 at the Town Office,

Planning Board: The Planning Board will meet at the Town Office on Tuesday, February 13 starting at 7:00 p.m.

Freedom Community Historical Society: The FCHS will meet at the Town Office on Wednesday February 14 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Dirigo Grange #98: The Dirigo Grange will meet at the Dirigo Grange Hall on Thursday February 15, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 14 is Valentine’s Day and also Ash Wednesday, the beginning of lent.

Monday February 19 the Town Office will be closed due to the holiday.

Brooks Ladies Fellowship:

Brooks Ladies Fellowship will be having their annual fundraising Craft/Antique Fair on June 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  If you have “old” items in your barn or garage that you think are antiques, or if you make crafts, jewelry, soaps, etc., we would like to invite you to have a table at our event. Inside tables are $10.00, limit two per vendor.  Outside 10’ by 10’ spaces are $25.00 limit two spaces per vendor. For more information and registration form please contact Karen at 722-3056. Deadline is April 30, 2018 or when capacity is reached.  Because of limited space, we cannot “hold” spaces, registration and payment are required to guarantee space.

"Makeshift Coffeehouse" at the Freedom Grange, Thursday, Feb 8, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

In this time, of seemingly vast political divides, this is a chance to contribute your feelings on the subject as well as be able to listen to those with whom you may not agree. Craig Freshley of Good Group Decisions, Inc., does a great job of keeping it all moving, fun and productive. These Coffeehouse events are best when there is a wide range of political views on bring a friend or neighbor along with whom you don't always see eye to eye on issues! We'll focus on "Government Spending," but it's really a chance to dig into the political divide in general.

They'll be coffee, snacks and some live music. It should be fun! And it's free of charge.

Crafting, knitting, crocheting, cross stitching etc.

Every Tuesday the S & B Girls will be meeting at the Town Office starting a2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. We do all kinds of crocheting, knitting, stitching and or crafts.  Anyone can come on down and join us, learn how to do what is of interest to you and join in the fun.  Every week books are available for your taking to choose from for patterns and instructions of anything you may want to do.  The books are donated and they are yours for the taking. (Free).  Looking forward to seeing some new faces so won’t you join us in the fun and two hours of relaxation?

Voice of Freedom:

My grandson Tyler was awarded a CALI Certificate of Excellence for the Future Award from the University Of Southern Maine School of Law for excellent achievement in the study of- Pre-Trial-Practice by The Center of Computer Assisted Legal Instruction because he had the highest grade in his pre-trial class! Keep up the good work Tyler. You continue to make your family proud.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my daughter in law Lynn who will be celebrating her birthday in a very special way with her family and friends.  Wishing you many more years of happiness filled with love, good health and joy!  Lynn’s special day is on Valentine’s Day.  She will receive twice as many gifts.  Lucky girl!

Also celebrating his birthday on Valentine’s Day is Daddy Clint Spaulding. He celebrates his special day with his large family and one can say every day in the Spaulding household is a special celebration.  Happy Birthday Clint enjoy your special day!

We are still experiencing frigid temperatures, snow and ice.

If you have any news you would like to share with my readers, please contact me at the above phone number or e mail me at

Until next week, stay safe, stay warm, God Bless and be kind to each other.




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